verb (used with object), fumed, fum·ing.
verb (used without object), fumed, fum·ing.
Origin of fume
Synonyms for fume
Examples from the Web for fume
Historical Examples of fume
Dumoulin was hot-blooded, noisy, unmethodical, always in a state of fuss and fume!A Nest of Spies
Cynthia may fret and fume and stamp, but willy-nilly I shall carry her away.The Tavern Knight
He sat there frowning and biting his lip, and suddenly he began to fume and fret.Falk
Men fret and fuss and fume, and are for ever in haste; the toad eyes them with contempt.
We glare and fume and could gladly see them all maced in sunder with battle-axes.Pipefuls
Word Origin for fume
late 14c., from Old French fum "smoke, steam, vapor, breath," from Latin fumus "smoke, steam, fume" (source of Italian fumo, Spanish humo), from PIE *dheu- (cf. Sanskrit dhumah, Old Church Slavonic dymu, Lithuanian dumai, Old Prussian dumis "smoke," Middle Irish dumacha "fog," Greek thymos "spirit, mind, soul").
c.1400, "to fumigate," from Old French fumer, from Latin fumare "to smoke, steam," from fumus "smoke, steam, fume" (see fume (n.)). Figurative sense of "show anger" is first recorded 1520s. Related: Fumed; fumes; fuming.